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    Default Dragon

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    Default Re: Dragon

    A wonderful shot !
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Wow. Just....

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    Lago de Garda

    stunning!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Not to mention the two dozen or so Dragons on the line. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    The background absolutely makes that photo.
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    I am considering having a composite Genoa made, even if I don't use the roller furling with it. Of course, I could not use it to race with, but I think we should have that option. I know most people here don't like them. I think those people are crazy.

    Mickey Lake
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    Default Re: Dragon

    Gorgeous

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    As a matter of coincidence Duncan I picked up a mounted half model of a dragon hull today. Nothing terribly expensive or vintage. Let me know when you are down this way again, it's yours.

    That Pic is beautiful in its cold grandeur.

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    Thanks very much Jeff!

    How completely wonderful!
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    I'm a total luddite when it comes to Dragons. looked over a 'state-of-the-art' example last year and there was just masses os string to be seen. It reminded me of Olympic era FDs.
    Give me chrome winches and those big wheels to pull in the runners any day, plus sitting inside all the time instead of hanging off the side The tragedy is that you can pick up a wooden Borensen for next to nothing these days.
    Yma o hyd

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    Actually the rigging of an FD is pretty much the same as a modern Dragon. Winchless sheets and jammers would be pretty easy (IMHO) compared to wrapping a sheet around a winch and then cleating it off.

    You could still sit inside too...
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    They are beautiful, beautiful boats. Honestly, every Anker design I have seen is knock down gorgeous, the metre and square metre boats especially.

    Mickey Lake
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    Honestly, every Anker design I have seen is knock down gorgeous.
    This!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Must be fickle winds amongst all those rocks, extraordinary to see the fleet so well lined up.

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    I will be racing my glass boat tomorrow!

    Mickey Lake
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    Well, in typical Lake fashion, we had a heck of a day on Saturday. While we were rigging the sails first thing one of the guys found that the nut holding the headstay/furler in the boat had disappeared and the mast was in danger of falling. I jumped in the truck and made not one but two trips to the only place in Mobile where you can find fine thread/metric nuts, only to return to an empty harbor the second time. We did a quick repair and headed out towards the course, quickly to realize that they were setting the line far too far away for us to ever make it on time. We usually leave an hour ahead of time to make the start. This time we had to beat in 5-8 knots of breeze for an hour and fifty eight minutes (after leaving the harbor) to get to the line, and started 50 minutes late.

    I really hadn't thought to sail the course, since when they started we could barely make out the committee boat, but the wind started picking up and it got to be fun. We crossed the starting line just as the fast boats were coming back on their first of three W/L's, and the committee chair shouted at us 'sail 2 W/L's, and go have fun!', as the class we were in was only scheduled for two laps. So we jumped in there with the big boys and began sailing upwind in a breeze that would build up to 18 knots. We had some problems (the port winch stopped winching, and the starboard runner got hung up and wouldn't go out all the way), but it was a very fun two windward/leewards, and only one of the big boats passed us in those four legs (we had started with the first two big boats). In the end we actually wound up passing a boat that started on time, with us 50 minutes late. Crazy.

    All in all it was another in a long line of crazy, frustrating days, but it was fun, and I guess that's what counts. I guess being the only boat in the race without a motor hurt us pretty badly. I mean, we would have had to have left two whole hours early to have made the line, and if I had known that in advance I probably wouldn't have even registered, but we did have fun sailing the boat.

    I race so seldom these days that I can barely call myself a racing sailor, but I guess I will keep slugging away at it.

    Mickey Lake
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    Checking the results we sailed the course two minutes faster than anyone else in Portsmouth (corrected), so not a terrible day. Just a little late to the start.

    Mickey Lake
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    Aside from the fact I'm a Tiger (), these are far too classy for me.

    Honestly, I think Puddle Ducks are too classy for me...

    The shot on the mooring is just dreamy.

    Peace,
    Robert

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    Are you back from Iceland already?

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    Harry, we will not go to Iceland until August. Really looking forward to it. And we really are scoping out a trip to Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

    Harry, the time you went with us in Cleveland, that was with Lawrence, right? I was trying to remember who all went and when the other day.

    Mickey Lake
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Aside from the fact I'm a Tiger ()
    appropriately, i'm a dog
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    appropriately, i'm a dog
    Haha. We're good compliments, even though you're older.

    Peace,
    Robert

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